Rachel Dwyer is an author and culture critic based in London. She has written extensively on Hindi cinema and is an Open contributor
Will Hindi films return to form this year?
And escaping into the cloudbursts of Indian imagination
Effortlessly shuttling between romance and rage
King Charles III must remember that royalty needs charisma to succeed
The Murmu moment and cinema’s indebtedness to Adivasi culture
The evolution of curses in mythology and cinema
Can Indian cinema make it big in Russia again?
The globalisation of South Indian cinema began with Rajamouli
Identity markers in a new Turkish series echo the melodrama of Hindi cinema
Lata sang for all of us. Her voice was instantly recognisable. Whoever the star, she brought us into the heroine’s inner life
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Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation
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